CAMP KNIFE KIT 1 - ALLROUNDER 5" (KNIFE & SHEATH)
When you camp, having a sharp, relaible knife of some sort is almost essential.
Wether it is for cutting rope, slicing onions, bait, processing game, carving, bushcraft or just opening packets there are loads of potential uses.
We spend a lotta of time looking at knives and trying to find a one-fits-all solution for reasonable value, is a good challenge. We also wanted to offer a more traditonal style & natural feel knife (steel, wood & brass) with a thin blade that is more suited to slicing as the camp kitchen is often the main place it's used (also good for fish/skinning).
The knife manufactuer, Green River Works, has been making knives in the USA since 1818 and this was the most popular hunting knife for 'Woodsman' around in the 1800's. The same design, that was co-designed with users, has stood the test of time and remains popular today. It ain't as fancy as many on the market today, yet it is a functional workhose that does the job for really good value.
Once you have the knife, next step is to house it in something to protect you and the blade. We've come up with a unique canvas based sheath and feel the two go really well together.
This knife has a sharp point so to protect the sheath there is a double layer of heavy duty canvas + a layer of seat belt webbing + stitching in the base for re-enforcement. The seat belt webbing forms a snap button closure to keep it in place. You can either just store the sheath in a handy spot or there is a belt loop so you can wear it around camp and have handy at all times.
This is a ready to go kit that will serve you well for years to come and can be a good allrounder to have in your set up, wether you are a collector or someone who just needs something for camping.
Blade length = 12.7 cm (5 inches)
Blade thickness = 3mm (1/8 inch)
Handle length = 10.16 cm (4 inches)
Overall length = 22.86 cm (9 inches)
Please note - this knife has a high-carbon steel blade that requires a little TLC and if looked after will last a lifetime. For best results, give it a hand wash (no dishwasher) and dry thoughly. Coat the blade with oil and keep in sheath to keep it from rusting/staining.
Jimmy's Tip: Google 'knife patina' if you want to create a protective coating. When you first get the kit, coat the knife handle in oil to help condition it; every now and then or when maintaining (honing/sharpening) the edge, give it a top up. Will last much longer.